Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
first, the cons:
packaging. while it looks classy and nice, i really prefer not to have to twist off the cap. i'd rather have a flip top, it's just easier. the mouth of the tube could also be a bit smaller.
everything else is pros! this doesn't have full coverage obviously because it is a tinted moisturizer, but it's enough for me on most areas of my face. i have a lot of redness on my nose and a little on my cheeks, so i use foundation over this, but the rest of my face is fine with just the tinted moisturizer with the extra benefit of spf 20.
i wasn't positive i'd be keeping this when i first tried it because i didn't really like how it was spreading (using my fingers. a brush wasn't very effective either but i'm trying to figure it out. i'm sure it's my own error rather than the moisturizer) and i just wasn't sure it was worth the money, but now that i've been using it for a few weeks i'm really in love. this is great for days when i don't need much coverage, it feels like i have nothing on, and it doesn't give that powdery matte finish that i hate foundations for. i just slap this on with some setting powder and i'm good to go, most of the time. this does not make my face oily and i haven't broken out from it at all.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Update 4/27/09: Minus 1 star because I've decided not to settle for less than ideal match with my Asian skin tone. Switching to other brands now.
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This review is for Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Oil Free, SPF 20. Color: Nude. I have light skin with a yellow undertone that is quite sensitive.
As a foundation, I like the fresh, slightly dewey look of this product, and the fact that I can control the amount of coverage, from light to medium. A bit on the thick side for a moisturizer, but still blends really well and feels light once it's on. I use setting powder so that it's not too shiny, especially in the T-zone. Color-wise, a *teeny tiny* bit more yellow would work well for my Asian skintone. But overall I'm very satisfied with the look.
I'm really impressed the fact that it's oil free and doesn't make me break out but also does a superb job moisturizing my dry cheeks. I've had a really hard time finding this combo as my skin has started to get drier. Don't know how they do it, but I'm going to look for the non-tinted version for days when I don't feel like wearing makeup.
Really pricey at $42 for 1.7 fl oz. But it takes care of foundation and moisturizing at once, so not a bad deal when you look at it that way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have to bow down and praise this product!! I will keep buying this amazing product forever!! Where do I start? This tm gives you very soft natural coverage. It leaves you skin looking beautiful and dewy and glowy, it's everything I've ever wanted in a face product, and it protects your skin with a SPF 20. It's easy to apply with you finger tips. The appearance does not look cakey at all,it's natural looking and smooth,and when you touch your face it really does feel like you're wearing nothing!! matched myself up to the perfect color for me called Porcelain. A tube will last me six months. I highly recommend this product, it's worth ever penny Ladies!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
HG for lazy days!!! there are days when you dont have time or the inclination to apply a full face. some of you are blessed with clear skin but those of us who have to cover up something can definitely work with this. wash your face and apply this, mascara and lip tint, youre good to go! no powder needed, you just get a nice healthy glow. dewy, not oily or matte, just in between. i love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This really is an excellent tinted moisturizer.
_I only have to use the tiniest bit as it blends so well.
_Makes my skin look dewey w/out making pores look big/making face look 'greasy'.
_It has moisturizing/calming ingredients that don't clog my pores or make me break out.
_I have noticed it softens my skin.
_Should last a very long time due to how little I had to use!
_Despite it just being a TM it makes my skin look flawless without having that obvious 'made up' look.
BUT there is one huge CON....
_The colors are so limited!...the first color(porcelain) is way too light for me and the second(nude) is nearly perfect except it has a very peach undertone and I am more golden/neutral..It makes even my most pink blush look peachy/orange..So I unfortunately will not be buying this again until Laura gets it together with the color selection..
UPDATE: I wore this outside walking to my class and after class (hour and a half) I got back in my car and looked in my mirror amd I was SO greasy..def. rec. this only for drier/colder climates. Taking off a lippie!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My sister got this as a sample for purchasing an item at a Laura Mercier counter and she decided to let me try the sample.
I put this on for two days straight and it left my skin feeling itchy and it clogged my pores. I was left with cystic acne and lots of blackheads to extract. I have very sensitive and acne prone skin, but never experienced a foundation/moisturizer that left my skin feeling itchy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm going to tell you the comparison between the regular and the oil-free one.
1. Cream goes smoothly on skin.
2. Sheer coverage but buildable
3. Shade is just slightly lighter than the oil-free one.
4. Less oily than the oil-free one
5. Staying power is acceptable but it doesn't last long, let's say 4-6 hours depending on the weather.
6. Sunscreen is not high enough but okay for everyday use for normal daily activities e.g. at home, office, school, etc.
1. Thicker and harder to blend than the regular.
2. Shade is just slighly darker than the regular.
3. Sheer coverage but a little bit more coverage than the regular and buildable.
4. More shiny than the regular which is weird IMO.
5. Same stayin power as the regular
6. Sunscreen level is the same
OVERALL: Both are another good TMs BUT the oil-free version makes my face oilier than the regular one. I have been using these two about 6 weeks now, no sign of increasing clogged pores which is perfect. What I don't like is just its price. Here is how I apply LM TMs.
- squeeze tube for a dime size of TM on back of the hand where you usually test lipsticks on.
- Rub TM with 3 fingers then patting it on the face, pat pat pat then gently blend it. This makes me look more natural without hurting myself from pulling my skin because of its thick cream, which is sometimes way too difficult to blend.
*** You might need a good primer underneath because both TMs might reveal your dry patch !! ***
For your reference, I'm an NC25 and LM TMs in nude.
Updated on 04/27/2009: After using these almost 3 months, I think I will not repurchase because both Regular and the oil-free give me more dewy than a matt look. I was born with oily skin and don't want to add anything more shiny on my face. I will go back to my Korean BB cream, Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 shade #21, which seems to have better oil-control and more coverage.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
LM tinted moisturizer is the best TM I've tried. It lasts all day and blends in well into my skin. After using it for sometime it actually improves the condition of my skin. Good for dry skin and works well with sensitive skin. I love LM so much that I"m now using the entire makeup line. The price is somewhat expensive. However, very little is needed and the product lasts a long time. She does need to have more color options. Most of the color options are for yellow toned people. I'm in between fair and light with pink under tones. The nude works but I would like to have a pink undertone option.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Great product. Feels like bare, moisturized skin, but gives light coverage. One tube can last me close to a year. I feel like I'm not wearing makeup, but it evens out any blotchiness, and gives a nice finish.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love this stuff. I don't care how much it costs (although I do wish it were cheaper). I have very fair skin and this is the only thing I can wear that gives me coverage and looks natural (I wear the lightest-Porcelain). I feel like I have a youthful, dewy glow when I wear this. It's the only liquid face product I can use that doesn't look masky. I also like Bare Escentuals mineral makeup, but when I don't feel like the hassle of applying mineral powder, I use this TM. This is definitely worthy of Holy Grail status.